SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME REVIEWED
“Same Kind of Different As Me” is a film I heard about in passing from the PR people about a month or so before it started shooting. While nothing came of trying to get that early coverage on the site, I went and checked out the book. It’s typical and nothing attention grabbing. Finally, I saw the movie and guess what? It’s the same as the book. The woke Tumblr crowd will take issue with yet another Caucasian couple saving a black man from himself. But, it’s heartfelt. That has to count for something…right?
Well, not much. As strong as the acting is, the film is yet another let’s hang our marital issues on XYZ outside factor. Djimon Hounsou works his ass off to turn the homeless Denver into a character that doesn’t conveniently fit into established notions about the homeless. Yet, every time Greg Kinnear talks to him…it just feels like he’s waiting to find a way to make it about his marriage. Also, Renee Zellweger is an amazing actress, but this is the first film where I couldn’t identify her by visual confirmation.
I’m not old or a casual fan, so I just have to say it. What the hell happened, Cold Mountain? If you dig this sort of thing, check it out.
- Deleted & Extended Scenes
- 2.40:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track